Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa
El Coloso del Batán
|Owner||Concentración Deportiva de Pichincha|
|Operator||Concentración Deportiva de Pichincha|
|Field size||105 x 70 m|
|Broke ground||May 1948|
|Opened||November 25, 1951|
|Project manager||Menatlas Quito C.A.|
|Ecuadorian national team|
América de Quito
Built in 1951, it sits at the intersection of the Avenida 6 de Diciembre and Avenida Naciones Unidas, two major streets in Ecuador's capital city. Football clubs Deportivo Quito, El Nacional and Universidad Católica use the facility for their home games, although other prominent teams in the city have used the stadium for home games in the past. The stadium is named after the Inca Emperor Atahualpa. The stadium is located at an elevation of 2,782 metres (9,127 ft).
At this venue, the Ecuadorian national football team has defeated Brazil twice, Paraguay three times, and Argentina twice, amongst others, securing their positions in Korea/Japan 2002, Germany 2006, and Brazil 2014. During the qualifying for Germany 2006 and Brazil 2014, Ecuador qualified and remained undefeated at this stadium. This record was broken by Brazil in 2018 World Cup qualification after Brazil defeated Ecuador 0-3 in the stadium.
The current structure is set to be demolished in late 2020 to make way for a new, more modern venue.
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- Telégrafo, El (20 August 2012). "La nueva capacidad del Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa es de 35.742 personas". eltelegrafo.com.ec. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
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- "El estadio Olímpico Atahualpa será demolido a finales del 2020 y se levantará otro estadio con mayor capacidad" (in Spanish). 13 January 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
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